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Breaking down the Cards' salary cap: Offensive line

2/10/2015

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Teams have less than a month to get their top 51 salaries under the 2015 salary cap, which has yet to be determined, by March 10, when the new league year begins.

The Arizona Cardinals' top 51 salaries are currently worth $148.9 million, with four players -- Larry Fitzgerald, Patrick Peterson, Calais Campbell and Carson Palmer -- eating up 45.4 percent of that sum.

Over the course of 11 days, the Cardinals’ salary-cap situation will be broken down here by position.

Jared Veldheer

Cap hit: $7.75 million

Final season under contract: 2018

Cash value: $6.5 million

Notes: Veldheer’s salary becomes guaranteed on third day of league year. He’ll also receive a roster bonus of $31,250 per game he’s active with a maximum value of $500,000.

Lyle Sendlein

Cap hit: $4.3 million

Final season under contract: 2015

Cash value: $3.15 million

Notes: Sendlein will be an unrestricted free agent after this season. If Cards release him, they will incur a $1.125 million hit of dead money but save $3.15 million of cap room.

Jonathan Cooper

Cap hit: $3.9 million

Final season under contract: 2016

Cash value: $1.73 million

Notes: Cooper’s base salary ($585,000) and roster bonus ($1.14 million) are fully guranteed.

Ted Larsen

Cap hit: $1.5 million

Final season under contract: 2015

Cash value: $1.3 million

Notes: Larsen will earn a roster bonus of $4,687.50 per game he’s active with a maximum value of $75,000.

Bobby Massie

Cap hit: $770,845

Final season under contract: 2015

Cash value: $660,000

Notes: Cardinals would save $660,000 against the cap if Massie were to be released.

Earl Watford

Cap hit: $693,716

Final season under contract: 2016

Cash value: $585,000

Notes: Cardinals would save $476,284 against the cap if Watford were to be released.

Anthony Steen

Cap hit: $510,000

Final season under contract: 2015

Cash value: $510,000

Notes: Steen earned $98,824 last season.

Antoine McClain

Cap hit: $510,000

Final season under contract: 2016

Cash value: $510,000

Notes: Cardinals will not incur any financial hit were McClain to be released.

 

Currently not signed for 2015: Paul Fanaika, Bradley Sowell